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Gum Disease


Your dentist should always check how healthy your gums are when you visit the surgery. If he or she should fail to do so and you develop gum disease it can be both uncomfortable and expensive to rectify. If you have developed gum disease following a recent visit to the dentist then you maybe able to make a claim for compensation. Speak to our dental negligence team about your claim for compensation.

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Spotting Gum Disease

If gum disease is spotted in the early stages then fortunately, it can be relatively easy to treat with few complications. However, should the condition be left to build up over time it can be both uncomfortable and expensive to rectify. A compensation claim for dental negligence will take into account these costs, which, had the gum disease been spotted by your dentist earlier, you would not have had to pay out for.
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When you visit your dentist surgery for a standard check-up your dentist should always check how healthy your gums are and identify any signs of gum disease. The condition is caused by a build-up of plaque on the teeth and so if your dentist is carrying out sufficient checks of your teeth they will be able to spot this as well as the many other symptoms associated with the disease. However, if he or she should fail to do so then this is classed as negligence and you may be entitled to make a claim for dental negligence compensation.

If you have developed gum disease following a recent visit to the dentist and you would like to make a claim for compensation, please give us a call on 0800 122 3130 or contact us online here.

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